DROMB8127 Immersion Seminar: Big Data
Instructor: Prof. Asha Saxena
Points: 1.5 credits
Note: It meets on 4 consecutive Fridays, 10/28-11/18, 10 AM – 3 PM.
This elective course provides an in-depth analysis of key issues facing firms that are trying to capture latest big data and analytics trends. In particular, we will focus on three questions as we visit firms from a variety of industries:
1. Where in this industry are the value opportunities created by data and analytics? What is the value proposition behind the hype?
2. How has Big Data and Analytics trends changed in the industry and firm?
3. Is the firm positioned to capture these opportunities? Where do their capabilities lie on the analytics spectrum/cascade?
4. What changes might be required in terms of people, processes and technology to capture the potential gains?
Class sessions consist of lecture and discussion of course readings, site visits to companies, talks and panel discussions with industry leaders. Speakers and panelists will address the particular challenges they are facing, lessons learned and how careers in analytics are likely to evolve over the next few decades.